Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that he is not looking at any speculation surrounding him and his players. Wigan are currently fighting to stay in the Premier league this season. Roberto Martinez, though, he has done quite impressive job at the club considering that he has extremely limited funds at his disposal. Even though it looked like Wigan were down and out only a few months ago, they have put up a fighting comeback in the Premier league. Wins against Liverpool and Manchester United have elevated them from the bottom of the table to the 17th position in the table.
They will be facing yet another challenge in the form of Newcastle United during the weekend. Ahead of this match, Roberto Martinez has been linked with a move to Greek club Olympiacos in the summer. Further, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding players like Victor Moses, and Hugo Rodallega. Martinez, though, refuses to be carried in a with the speculation by saying that he is not interested in such stories coming out of the media, and is fully concentrating on the job of keeping Wigan Athletic in the Premier league. Following the wins against Manchester United and Liverpool, Wigan opened a five point advantage down near the bottom of the table. However, wins for Bolton and QPR have reduced the advantage to just one point.
“I have got no time to think about that. Those stories are there – so be it – but I don’t think we have to talk about them. With all these stories – as I always said with players – if you get attention from other clubs it must be because we are doing something right. We should all be pleased, but we will never lose concentration on the job in hand,” Martinez said.